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#1 User is offline   pepperonikkid 

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  Posted 08 September 2018 - 07:39 AM

A marred confirmation hearing that has embarrassed us all




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By Elad Hakim
September 8, 2018



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The hearing involving Judge Kavanaugh has provided the American public with a firsthand glimpse of the confirmation process in action. While the hearing was supposed to provide the senators with an opportunity to question Judge Kavanaugh about his thoughts on different issues (some have done this), it has (so far) been marred by childish and partisan conduct embarrassing for the participants and the country as a whole.

"In past hearings, the questions have centered around the nominee's legal qualifications, decisions as a judge, positions on political issues, interpretations of the Constitution, general legal philosophy and current legal controversies." These are all legitimate areas of inquiry, given the important and precedent-setting cases decided by the Supreme Court.

On this occasion, precedent and history took a back seat. While most senators posed tough yet fair questions, others were less than cordial. However, it wasn't necessarily the scope of the questions that cast a shadow over the hearing. Judge Kavanaugh handled those with grace and relative ease. Rather, it was the fact that some Democrats engaged in seemingly pre-arranged and childish behavior for the specific purpose of disrupting the hearing, delaying Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation, and garnering support among their strongest supporters.

There are many things to be embarrassed about regarding this disrespectful, disruptive, and childish behavior.

1. Kamala Harris immediately and seemingly intentionally interrupted Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley when he first tried to deliver opening remarks at Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing. By way of reminder, Harris previously called president Trump's list of potential picks "non-starters," stating, "They are conservative ideologues, not mainstream jurists. We cannot and will not accept them to serve on the highest court in the land."

2. A coalition of groups opposing Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination urged protesters to travel from throughout the U.S. to disrupt his Senate confirmation hearings this week. These protesters shouted, screamed, and engaged in conduct that has no place at a hearing of this nature.

3. Some of the protesters were paid in cash to disrupt the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing. According to Dr. Tom Schlueter

One thing was there were people who had come along... who had a bag of money, and people would hand them a piece of paper, and then they would give them money. So we know money was exchanged for some of the people to be here, just to protest.

There was no depth to what their understanding, they were just here to be a disruption, protesters. They were actually told, we heard them say this, 'when you go in, we want you to yell, to scream, and even possibly to get arrested.' So that was some of the processes we saw happening[.]


4. Some of the protestors made the confirmation hearing so unbearable that Judge Kavanaugh's young daughters had to be escorted out. Judge Kavanaugh's parents were also visibly upset by the vulgar shouts of the protesters.

5. Some senators, including Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), approved of the protests. "What we heard was the noise of democracy," Durbin said, according to the Daily Mail. "This is what we hear when free people stand up to speak. It's not mob rule." With all due respect to Senator Durbin, there is an appropriate time, place, and manner to protest. Protests should not happen in the same room where the hearing is taking place.


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Posted 08 September 2018 - 07:46 AM

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5. Some senators, including Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), approved of the protests. "What we heard was the noise of democracy," Durbin said, according to the Daily Mail. "This is what we hear when free people stand up to speak. It's not mob rule." With all due respect to Senator Durbin, there is an appropriate time, place, and manner to protest. Protests should not happen in the same room where the hearing is taking place.


That sentiment should haunt this <censored>er and his ilk to their graves. What we saw was nothing but infantile idiocy and anyone espousing that as substantive or useful is a full fledged imbecile.
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Posted 08 September 2018 - 07:57 AM

Yes, without doubt the infantile antics of the Democrats and their mindless "protester" employees were embarrassing at best. But two points:

A - It's exactly what one must expect from Democrats these days anyway - They have no pro-American policies to run on, so they must pull publicity stunts like this to gain any media attention at all.

B - It opens the window wide for true Americans to see for themselves exactly what sort of stupid, blindly partisan children the Democrats really are. So I say keep it up, Dems! Keep throwing these infantile temper-tantrums. Keep holding your breath until you turn purple, LOL. You're hurting nobody but yourselves.

B)
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Posted 08 September 2018 - 08:06 AM

Great article, but I disagree with the title. The hearing hasn’t embarrassed us “all”.

1) I’m not the least bit embarrassed and I don’t think most voters on the right are, and definitely shouldn’t need to be.

2) People on the left who supported this shameful attempt at anarchy SHOULD be embarrassed and ashamed to the point where they promise to change their ways. But we all know that’s the last thing they’re gonna be. They’ll only become more shrill in the next two months, then maybe take a little breather as they try to explain why they lost again, until the shrillness will absolutely reach a peak never before experienced when Trump’s re-election approaches. Count on it.

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 09:52 AM

Picture-less toon:

First panal: Kavanaugh shouldn't be confirmed because he's Catholic. (Unidentified 1st person says, "I personally know a catholic who hates all black people.")
Second panal: Kavanaugh shouldn't be confirmed because he bought sports tickets with a credit card. (Unidentified 2nd person says, "my brother in law used a credit card to buy a subscription to National Review!")
Third panal: Kavanaugh shouldn't be confirmed because his given name is Brett. (Unidentified 3rd person says, "The only other Brett I knew was Brett Maverick. And he carried a gun!" 4th person: Brett Favre! Don't forget Brett Favre! He is known as being a shotgun quarterback!!!")
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Posted 08 September 2018 - 03:46 PM

View PostMontyPython, on 08 September 2018 - 07:57 AM, said:

Yes, without doubt the infantile antics of the Democrats and their mindless "protester" employees were embarrassing at best. But two points:

A - It's exactly what one must expect from Democrats these days anyway - They have no pro-American policies to run on, so they must pull publicity stunts like this to gain any media attention at all.

B - It opens the window wide for true Americans to see for themselves exactly what sort of stupid, blindly partisan children the Democrats really are. So I say keep it up, Dems! Keep throwing these infantile temper-tantrums. Keep holding your breath until you turn purple, LOL. You're hurting nobody but yourselves.

B)


Exactly! In my mind, the people who put Trump over the top in purple states were Cross Over Democrats. Some I know who identified as Democrats are now registered Independents and I'm not seeing anything from the Left that would change anyone's mind, they're more batsh-t crazy than ever!

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 07:11 PM

Harris and Booker give the Senate a session of “performance art” imitating primates flinging their schidt.

Instructive.
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